The primary function of a coupling is to connect two shafts that turn in the same direction and on the same centreline.
Selecting a coupling will depend on a number of important factors depending on operating conditions. Factors which should be considered include:
- Angular misalignment
- Offset misalignment
- Type of driven equipment
- Rotational speed
- Shaft size
Acorn offers a variety of couplings which are typically divided into two areas; low-torque and high torque couplings. A complete coupling consists of several components. These components are stocked and sold separately to enable customers to buy particular components individually.
Couplings are used in a wide variety of applications, where two axles meet. Low-torque couplings, for example, are used in electric motors for driving pumps. High torque couplings are typically used on the output side of gearboxes.
For assistance in choosing the correct coupling for your application please call your nearest Acorn branch, where our highly knowledgeable and experienced sales team are waiting to assist you with your enquiry.